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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

Villas with $1million baths go on sale in Dubai 

The XXII Carat villas are located next to The One & Only on Palm Jumeirah

Villas with $1million baths are on sale in Dubai. The XXII Carat villas are located next to The One & Only on Palm Jumeirah. The bathtub is made out of a single piece of 10,450 kgs of rock crystal. Photo Courtesy: Alston & Clayden
Villas with $1million baths are on sale in Dubai. The XXII Carat villas are located next to The One & Only on Palm Jumeirah. The bathtub is made out of a single piece of 10,450 kgs of rock crystal. Photo Courtesy: Alston & Clayden

You would be forgiven for thinking it would be fairly hard – if not impossible – to make a Dh92m villa with a 20,000 foot garden on the Palm Jumeirah any more exclusive.

But you would be wrong.

Because the Russian developer behind Dubai’s latest luxury development has found a solution: to include a $1million bathtub made out of a single piece of 10,450 kgs of rock crystal.

The property is the jewel in the crown of the XXII Carat villas - a collection of 22 ultra-luxurious mansions, which include high-end finishes and equipment imported from France and Italy including La Cornue, and La Cuisine Française.

The bathtub is made out of a single piece of 10,450 kg rock crystal. Courtesy Alston & Clayden
The bathtub is made out of a single piece of 10,450 kg rock crystal. Courtesy Alston & Clayden

All properties will include the rock crystal baths, which have been called “jewels for the home” by creator, Baldi Home Jewels.

The rocks are sourced in Brazil and shipped to Italy, where they are then carved. Hundreds of hours are spent on sanding each bath to make it smooth on the inside, while the outside is intentionally left untouched in each to highlight the” contrast between nature and workmanship,” according to Baldi.

“The residents of XXII Carat villas in Dubai will be among the first in the world to bathe in these remarkable tubs and enjoy the truly unique, magical and luxurious experience,” said Anton Yachmenev, managing director of Forum Group, the Russian developer.

Villas with $1million baths are on sale in Dubai. The XXII Carat villas are located next to The One & Only on Palm Jumeirah. The bathtub is made out of a single piece of 10,450 kgs of rock crystal. Photo Courtesy: Alston & Clayden
The baths are made from a single piece of crafted rock crystal

The properties, which are located at the end of the Palm Jumeirah’s West Crescent next to The One & Only, will be completed this August.

Half of the properties, which have seven bedrooms and range in size between 8,000ft and 13,000 square feet, have been sold, he said.

“The buyers are mainly from Russia and Europe. There has also been interest from places like China, and locally from the GCC,” added Mr Yachmenev.

Prices start at Dh38million. If that seems like a lot to shell out at once you could always spread the cost by taking out a mortgage. Monthly payments on the Dh38million villa are estimated to be around Dh128,778 a month at 3.75 per cent interest, according to a calculator by mortgagefinder.ae.

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